Bernhard Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV)

What’s new with the CCV?

This July 20-22, Augsburg will again be hosting the Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference. Each year this conference brings together our Lutheran college colleagues to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education.

The theme for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) will be The End of the World As We Know It?  Learn more and nominate a high school youth for the program, which will be held June 14-19, 2015.

Read thoughtful essays on Christian community and technology by the 2014 ACYTI high school participants.

Connecting Faith, Scholarship, Service, World

The Christensen Center for Vocation is a natural outgrowth of Augsburg’s commitment to the theological exploration of vocation. This commitment rises from the belief that all people have the capacity to be agents of God’s love by using their gifts and talents to serve their neighbor. By promoting and supporting activities that provide opportunities for deep reflection, the CCV helps students, staff, faculty, and friends of the College discern their life purpose in service to the world.

The fundamental principles that inspire and guide all CCV endeavors are the five lessons learned from Bernhard M. Christensen, president of Augsburg College from 1938-1962:

  • Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
  • Diversity strengthens vital communities.
  • Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
  • The love of Christ draws us to God.
  • We are called to service in the world.

Learn about Vocation at Augsburg College in an article by Mark Tranvik, Christensen Center for Vocation Director.